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FAQ’s 2017-02-13T19:32:30+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: The first and most asked question by far is, “Does it hurt?” 2016-12-14T10:46:26+00:00

A: OF course it hurts, everyone wishes it doesn’t, but it does. Pain is relative to each customer’s pain threshold. We’re all different; we all experience things in a unique way, tattoos are no exception. Some people say it’s only irritating, like a cat scratch; others may think it’s like pulling teeth. It’s all really subjective to your desire to have it. Everything worth having is worth the process of getting it. No, you do not need to be drunk to get a tattoo… In fact, if you are obviously under the influence of drugs or alcohol, any professional artist will refuse to tattoo you…not to mention alcohol is a major blood thinner. It will cause your new tattoo to look as old as the butterfly on your grandmother’s ass that she got while being drunk during Woodstock!

Q: Where is the least (most) painful spot? 2016-12-14T10:47:35+00:00

A: Anywhere you think it will hurt you, it probably will. Mostly because you’ve set your mind to that conclusion. Arms and calves are usually the least painful, but again, everyone is different. What hurts me here may not hurt you there. My advice is to get it wherever you’re really going to want it FOREVER, regardless of the pain, you have to live with it. Pain should be low on your list of why’s.

 

Q: How old must I be to get a tattoo? 2016-12-14T10:50:37+00:00

A: You must be 18 years of age and have a picture ID issued by a government or state. We do not tattoo minors with or without parental permission. PERIOD.

Q: Is getting a tattoo safe? 2016-12-14T10:50:28+00:00

A: We use the same equipment (autoclave) that a hospital uses to sterilize our equipment. We use the strict procedures to ensure that there is no chance of contamination of any blood borne pathogens or bacteria. All surfaces are wrapped with protective barriers and instruments are individually packaged after sterilization or disposable. Single use needles are standard, nobody gets any used needles.

We don’t want you to catch anything and we don’t want what you may not know you have.

Most infections and complications actually come from user error. Once you leave the shop, your tattoos fate is in your hands as much as it was in ours. Wash your hands, it’s a filthy world even if your “not”. Common sense will be your best bet. Don’t put chemicals on it. Keep it out of dirty work environments. Don’t rub shit on it. Don’t let strangers touch it.

Q: How long does the new tattoo take to heal? 2016-12-14T10:50:19+00:00

A: Your new tattoo will take from ten to fourteen days to heal, sometimes healing will take longer, depending on the placement, and how it’s treated during the healing process. Usually, you won’t even get a scab during the healing process. The skin will become flaky or peelie, much like a sunburn. While it is healing, there may be some soreness, swelling, and itchiness especially the following day until the tattoo settles in. Do not scratch your new tattoo, hand cream can help with the itchiness Some people will scab while the tattoo is healing, especially if the tattoo is close to an area that bends, or that your clothes rub on. If you do get a scab, leave it alone, try to keep it day and let it come off on its own. If you have any questions about how your tattoo is doing, we encourage you to call or come by. Some things that may be good for your skin do not help your tattoo heal, it may even damage it, so before you apply something to your skin that isn’t a recommended product, please call.

Q: Can I get H.I.V or A.I.D.S? 2016-12-14T10:50:09+00:00

A; According to the Texas center for Disease Control, there has never been a case of HIV transmission from tattooing in the United States. HIV does not survive long outside the body and is not spread through general contact. The structure of tattoo needles does not lend itself to HIV transmission.

Q: Can I bring in my own design? 2016-12-14T10:49:49+00:00

A: Yes, fill free to bring in anything you like, however, not all things you see were meant to be a tattoo. So it might need to be converted into a tattoo design. Some styles of artwork do not work well as a tattoo, but we know what we’re doing, we do it every day, and we can help you with the selection of the artwork and style. Don’t be rigid minded, some things may need changes.

Please remember, if you bring us in a picture of someone else’s tattoo, we will not do it. We will surely help you find an original design based of your interests.

If you found it on the web, so did a thousand other people. Do not think you’ll be the first.

Q: How much does it cost? 2016-12-14T10:51:02+00:00

A: How long is a piece of string? Pricing a tattoo is not as simple as that. Ask yourself what is involved in the piece? How many colors? How big? Where is it going on your body? Your tattoo’s price will be affected by all these variables and more. Some styles take longer to achieve, some places are harder to tattoo and some things just cost more. A flower on your ankle and a flower on your ass could have a huge price difference.

Generally most tattoo’s cost 100.00$ an hour. A good tattoo isn’t cheap and a cheap tattoo will cost you a fortune when you come back to us to cover it up. We do encourage bigger tattoos and you may find prices more comfortable when you’re willing to go big and balls out.

GET WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TODAY AND YOU MAY THINK LATER THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE SPENT THE MONEY TO GET WHAT YOU’D LIKE TO HAVE TOMORROW.

Q: How can I pay? 2016-12-14T10:51:23+00:00

A: Good old American cash. We do not take checks or credit cards. We do not want to trade for your old shit that you can’t get rid of anywhere else. If you try and trade your sister, make sure her resale value is worth it.

Q: Is it permanent? 2016-12-14T10:51:40+00:00

A: Yes, but all tattoos will age. Sun, improper healing, and poor health, will affect the final results. “Your skin is not linoleum”, all tattoos age. Take care of your skin, even after the healing. Use lotion, your tattoo is under your skin not on it. Whatever condition your skin is in, the tattoo will have to be seen through it. How well they age depends on the size, and placement. Older tattoos can be redone and recolored. Unwanted tattoos can be covered with a new tattoo (cover up) or removed (laser).

Take care of your canvas or the artwork will be as worthless in five years as moldy comics.

Q: Will hair still grow through my tattoo? 2016-12-14T10:52:01+00:00

A: Yes, the skin will still be the same as before. If you have dark or long body hair it might obscure the tattoo, if the tattoo is too small.

Q: Can I get my tattoo wet while it’s healing? 2016-12-14T10:52:17+00:00

A: It is very important that you wash your new tattoo especially the first couple days. When it begins to peel and flake, or scab you should refrain from touching it as much as you can. Avoid bathing in a tub, hot tubs and swimming at least for the first ten days. (This means get your new tattoo after your trip to Florida.)

Q: Can I be allergic to the colors? 2016-12-14T10:52:46+00:00

Q: Can I be allergic to the colors? A: It is possible to be allergic to anything, however, allergies to the colors is very rare. If you do have allergies, you might want to consult your doctor, for the proper tests and for an explanation. If you don’t know what your allergic to, neither do we.

Q: How do the colors turn out? 2016-12-14T10:53:00+00:00

A: Think of your skin as a filter over the tattoo. Darker skins will mute or obscure the color. Lighter skin will allow the color to be more vivid.

Q: If I am pregnant, can I still get a tattoo? 2016-12-14T10:53:15+00:00

A: Pregnant women, or anyone with a chronic serious condition, should get the advice of their doctor before getting a tattoo.

 

Q:Do you guarantee your tattoos? 2016-12-14T10:53:29+00:00

A: Yes, with the exception of tattoos on the hands or feet. Hands and feet take more abuse from normal everyday life, which makes maintaining the quality of tattoo very difficult. All other tattoos are guaranteed with a free touch up as long as you have followed the aftercare instructions. We will give a free touch up within the first year after being tattooed. Remember that the way your tattoo heals depends on how well you take care of it.

 

TATTOO AFTER CARE

APPOINTMENT AND DEPOSIT INFORMATION

Want to Book now with one of our artists? Easy Breezy. Just send us a message and get in touch with us. Just a few details about who you are, what you’re thinking about doing and how to get ahold of you. We’ll respond to you as fast as we can. Don’t forget to mention which artist you’re looking to book time with.

To ensure your appointment time and price, it will be necessary to make a Deposit. This amount will be credited to the final price of your tattoo. How much of a Deposit may you ask? That’s going to depend on two things. First, how long your tattoo will take will affect the final price. Second, how far out your tattoo appointment is will require a higher deposit amount. Lots can change between now and then, and if it does you can get your deposit back. Provided you give us 24 hours notice, otherwise, it will be forfeited.

Usually small to medium tattoos will require 25-100$ deposits if they’re less than 30 days away. Larger tattoos will require larger deposits to secure. For appointments booked further than 30 days out the deposit will be doubled. And of course, if you’re truly committed to the cause you can pay larger amounts to pay towards your final costs.

Why do you need to pay a deposit? Well, it’s necessary to ensure clients respect the time, we, as artists put into the quality, planning, and commitment to your tattoo and our art. We are craftsmen and want to provide you with the product we both deserve.  When a client doesn’t show up, we lose both money and valuable time away from our families spent working towards Your satisfaction. Please don’t leave us waiting around on people with commitment issues. BE A GOOD CLIENT AND SHOW UP FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.

Thank you for understanding. It’s not just Your time, it’s Our time too.


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